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In this sneak peek from Grey's Anatomy Season 9, Episode 4: "I Saw Her Standing There" (airing October 25), Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) are back to having their “person”-to-”person” chats on the phone. But Meredith is worried about Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) “adjustment” to life without his brilliant hands.

Meredith says that Derek is “trying to be so cheery about teaching,” but he might not like it for long. Cue: Derek walking through the door, saying, “I hate teaching.” Can the former surgical superstar really handle a life where he doesn’t perform any surgery again?

We sense a dark cloud coming amidst all that cheer, and we hope adorable Zola’s not around when it arrives!

Watch the sneak peek below.

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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